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Stories from Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Alta, Aurelia Boards process busy agenda (10/12/11)
AURELIA - The Aurelia and Alta School Boards met in Aurelia on Monday for their regular monthly meeting. Following the approval of minutes, bills and claims and the Financial Report, Board members heard a multi-media report on the High School's "Introduction to Video Communications" course from instructor Brad Nesbitt and several of the students in the course...
One sweet fund raiser (10/12/11)
The West Central Iowa Drug Court is a rehabilitation program which assists drug offenders in becoming productive members of society. It has been an effective tool in battling addiction and drug trafficking in Cherokee County and surrounding areas since its inception in 2004. Services have been provided in Crawford, Cherokee and Ida Counties, and they are proud to announce that Monona County is joining the program this year...
Lily of the Valley Country School (10/12/11)
The Lily of the Valley School has been busy hosting various groups this year. In the spring, third grade classes from Aurelia and Cherokee attended, as well and various church and Red Hat groups from the surrounding area. On July 3, an Open House was held in connection with the Festival weekend in Cherokee. This fall, River Valley third grades and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn fourth grades visited the school...
City Parks & Recreation fall programs (10/12/11)
Cherokee Recreation Director Dave Ellis has announced his department's fall recreation programs. Adult Volleyball Leagues will start play on October 26 (Women's League) and October 27 (Co-Ed League). Each league will meet one night a week, and registration is $130/team. Contact the Recreation Office at 225-2715 or email them at cityckerd@evertek.net to register. The registration deadline is October 14...
Braves host SCC Friday (10/12/11)
The Cherokee Braves host rated 7-1 South Central Calhoun Friday night in their final home football game of the season.
River Valley spanks Spalding (10/12/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Sophomore quarterback Brennan Riedemann rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead River Valley past Granville Spalding 54-6 in 8-player District football action here Friday night. Riedemann rushed 14 times for 88 yards and two TDs, and his teammate Jacob Preuss carried the ball eight times for 85 yards and two TDs, including an exciting 53-yard scamper to paydirt for the winning Wolverines...
Wolverines win Homecoming game over Warriors (10/12/11)
PAULLINA - South O'Brien's opening drive into a 40 mph wind Friday night set the tone for the whole game as the Wolverines took on Alta-Aurelia in their Homecoming football game. The Wolverines took the ball and marched right down the field to open up the scoring with 6:49 to go in the first quarter, with senior fullback John Gray scoring on a 6 yard run. Gray also scored the two point conversion...
MMC hammers Clay Central Everly, 40-8 (10/12/11)
EVERLY - Tanner Utesch passed for three touchdowns, two of those to Zach Specht, and ANdrew Hoefling returned a punt 80 yards to lead Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn to a decisive 40-8 Class A District football win over winless Clay Central Everly (0-7) here Friday night...
Bonnie Mae Biller (10/12/11)
Bonnie Mae Biller, 69, of Milledgeville, Ill., a native of Cherokee, died on Sept. 24, 2011. McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville was in charge of funeral arrangements. A memorial service was held at Milledgeville Brethren Church on Saturday Oct. 1, and Bonnie will be laid to reside beside her mother and grandmother at Good Hope Cemetery in Cherokee at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 15...
Evelyn M. Schuster (10/12/11)
Evelyn M. Schuster, 91, of Sonora, Calif., a former Cherokee resident, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at Avalon Care Center in Sonora, Calif. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa. Funeral services will immediately follow at 3 p.m. on Monday, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, in Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Dennis Quint will officiate...
Carrie R. "Carolyn" Pingel (10/12/11)
Funeral services for Carrie R. "Carolyn" Pingel, age 89, of Primghar, who passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing Home in Cherokee, was held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Primghar with Trudy A. Peterson officiating...
Jorgensen / son (10/12/11)
Kyle and Destiny Jorgensen of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son Allen Kyle, who was born on September 2, 2011. Allen weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by his sisters, Madison and Mariah. Grandparents are Bob and Mary Draper of Sutherland, Deb Jorgensen of Cherokee, and the late Larry Jorgensen...
Watch for deer when driving (10/12/11)
Iowa drivers must be aware that deer now pose a potentially dangerous threat to motor vehicles and their passengers on all Midwest roads - especially during the months of October and November. As the fall harvest kicks in, crop and cover patterns change dramatically and quickly, daylight hours become shorter, and the deer breeding season begins, deer are on the move more than any time of the year. ...